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Eat Like a Roman in Testaccio


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4 hours | from €100.00 pp
When in Rome, eat like the Romans do! Discover the heart of Rome’s food culture in the area where the "cucina Romana" was born and join a local who will share with you the tastes of their city, the Italian culinary traditions that are an important part of everyday life and take you to the best places to try gourmet delicacies and staple Roman dishes. See just how passionate Romans are about their food as you wander through markets and discover the seasonal produce and delicious ingredients that are staples of Rome’s cuisine, then taste the dishes that the city is renowned for! With a local by your side, you’ll discover the passion that goes in to every dish, and get a taste of the culinary culture of this gourmet city.
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded local and enjoy eating your way around Rome’s historic area of Testaccio, the birthplace of the “Cucina Romana”.

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Start the day with an espresso or a Caffè macchiato at a locals' favourite pasticceria where you will experience the hustle and bustle of Romans coming in for their daily coffee and pastry. You will then join your local at one of their favourite bars to enjoy a classic aperitivo to whet your appetite, taste some local cheese and deli meats, sip on an Aperol Spritz and feel like a local! 

Follow your local and wander through the neighbourhood, stopping at the classic Testaccio market where you will sample classic Roman street food and seasonal delicacies and try a local craft beer.

Get some time to explore the Testaccio market in its new location and browse the stalls selling the freshest, in-season produce and learn about Rome’s culinary culture of using in season, simple ingredients to create incredible dishes. 

And of course, you could not end the experience without indulging in some delicious gelato from one of the neighbourhood's best gelaterias.


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, interests and the food you love so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest a few trattoria options and agree a meeting time and place. 

Although you will enjoy a meal at a great trattoria, your Local Host will also help you with suggestions to discover other great places to eat & drink and suggest local spots that you won’t find in a guidebook and that makes the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* 7-8 tastings of various Roman specialties
* A coffee and a craft beer or a soft drink
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks additional to the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.  

Experience Highlights

* Join a local to discover Rome’s incredible food culture and taste classic Roman dishes and produce
* Explore the Testaccio neighbourhood where the "Cucina Romana" originates and soak up the culinary culture and history 
* Enjoy a classic aperitivo just like the locals do
* Visit the Testaccio Market, one of Rome's favourite markets and taste some Roman classic foods
* Sample 7-8 Roman dishes such as supplí (risotto balls) pizza al taglio, focaccia, cheeses, salami, carciofo alla giudia (fried artichoke), seasonal foods and gelato 

Total: EUR
per adult
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free